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Jovan Alston

Jovan Alston
 
It is my intention in the future to create a scholarship for Jamaican or Caribbean nationals who might have their own efforts hampered by limited resources.

What led you to take the Cambridge MBA?

I have worked in Finance, Technology and the Natural Sciences and have been interested in leveraging my experience in these domains. At Cambridge I hope to build on the insights and domain knowledge I have gained by improving my skills in innovation and corporate finance. The Cambridge MBA is perfect because of the interdisciplinary pedagogy and practical projects.

Describe the biggest accomplishment in your career so far

In the summer of 2017, I leveraged my network to win a syndicated loan for a marquee Caribbean conglomerate with international interests in banking, remittance, distribution and insurance. The deal was secured in spite of lower-priced bids from competing international banks as a result of the relationships I developed with key decision makers. My previous employer is poised to continue to secure additional high quality debt, asset management and foreign exchange business from this valuable new relationship.

How do you feel about being awarded your scholarships?

It is a great honour to be awarded both a Merit-based Bursary and the Maissa Karim Scholarship. I am very thankful to the Karim family who have provided a valuable contribution to my journey. It is my intention in the future to create a scholarship for Jamaican or Caribbean nationals who might have their own efforts hampered by limited resources.

Something that not many people know about you

I have a twin sister.

Scholarship awarded

Maissa Karim Scholarship

Nationality

Jamaican

Education

BA Chemistry/Government, Wesleyan University

Pre-MBA career

Corporate Banking Manager, JMMB Group